The origins of the variety of Savagnin are a little clouded but our investigation traces it’s parentage back to the ancient Traminer grape variety from an area now known as South Tyrol in northern Italy. It then made it’s way across the Alps to the French region of Jura, where the mutated variety more closely resembles the clone we now have planted in the Feathertop Vineyard. However complicated it’s history, we believe it has found its’spiritual home in the cool, sub-Alpine areas of north east Victoria. Our long, cool ripening period allows for maximum flavour development whilst preserving the varieties’ crisp natural acidity. This is fully on show with our 2016 Savagnin which is bursting with perfumed flavours of honeysuckle, spiced Nashi pear and citrus. The full, textured palate is balanced by fine, delicate acidity and the finish is clean and dry.
Enjoy with: Roasted poultry and lightly spiced Asian dishes
Cellaring potential: Drink now – 2020